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Knight-of-Gold 2013-11-18 14:29

These kinds of prices for the NU are not uncommon in Japan. There is a huge market for professionally finished gunpla.
As of this moment there are a number of MG kits on Yahoo Auctions japan that are over $300 and a MG Strike that is approaching $800.

suiton629 2013-11-18 14:37

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Originally Posted by Knight-of-Gold (Post 4913366)
These kinds of prices are not uncommon in Japan. There is a huge market for professionally finished gunpla.
As of this moment there are a number of MG kits on Yahoo Auctions japan that are over $300 and a MG Strike that is approaching $800.

That's quite sad. I mean the cost of living in Japan is actually quite high from what I understand, and regardless of how much money people there make, I wouldn't spend $300+ on 1 GunPla kit; especially one that someone already built.

Providenceangle 2013-11-18 15:44

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4913381)
That's quite sad. I mean the cost of living in Japan is actually quite high from what I understand, and regardless of how much money people there make, I wouldn't spend $300+ on 1 GunPla kit; especially one that someone already built.

I would assume most if not all those who do gunpla, have full-time jobs. They just do it as a hobby. Sales are probably used to fuel their own collections.

RX93-2 2013-11-18 16:00

I won't rule out picking up a decently priced pre-modelled model sometime in the future when I have more disposable income. Making them on your own is a lot of fun but there are a few select kits I can't do justice too myself.

Knight-of-Gold 2013-11-18 16:47

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4913381)
That's quite sad. I mean the cost of living in Japan is actually quite high from what I understand, and regardless of how much money people there make, I wouldn't spend $300+ on 1 GunPla kit; especially one that someone already built.

Well considering the price paid its obviously bought by someone who is rather wealthy. They likely do gunpla of their own but like to splash out on a masterpiece for their collection.

HurricaneHige 2013-11-18 16:57

$300 and $9000 is a big difference.

I would spend $100 on concert tickets, but I won't spent $3000 no matter who I'm seeing, unless they came back from the death.

30 times the cost, or $8700, is nothing to write off.

suiton629 2013-11-18 17:33

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Looks like MG Exia Repair 3 is likely? If those are the only parts needed, then I'm like 90% confident that Bandai is going to push another P-Bandai Online Exclusive for MG Exia Repair 3.

ZeroXSEED 2013-11-18 17:36

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4913381)
That's quite sad. I mean the cost of living in Japan is actually quite high from what I understand, and regardless of how much money people there make, I wouldn't spend $300+ on 1 GunPla kit; especially one that someone already built.

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHige (Post 4913498)
$300 and $9000 is a big difference.

I would spend $100 on concert tickets, but I won't spent $3000 no matter who I'm seeing, unless they came back from the death.

30 times the cost, or $8700, is nothing to write off.

Wut, so were bashing 'overpriced' models built with uber dedication that took months and shit left and right now?

I mean it's a freaking auction, so you want to bash the buyer or something?

Skye629 2013-11-18 19:24

Hmmmm I should sell my models too

http://www.netbooknews.com/wp-conten...on-dollars.jpg

FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS



All joking aside I did another impulse buy lol

HG Build Strike

Took all my self control not to grab that Zaku Amazing as well xD

suiton629 2013-11-18 19:25

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4913615)
Hmmmm I should sell my models too

http://www.netbooknews.com/wp-conten...on-dollars.jpg

FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS


All joking aside I did another impulse buy lol

HG Build Strike

Took all my self control not to grab that Zaku Amazing as well xD

Shame. I would've held off and gotten the MG Build Strike Gundam Full Package.

Skye629 2013-11-18 19:26

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4913616)
Shame. I would've held off and gotten the MG Build Strike Gundam Full Package.

And how is it a shame when I could just buy both?

suiton629 2013-11-18 19:27

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Originally Posted by skye629 (Post 4913618)
and how is it a shame when i could just buy both?

mg > hg
:)

Skye629 2013-11-18 19:30

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4913619)
mg > hg
:)

Opinion

And you are missing my point, care to guess?

ZeroXSEED 2013-11-18 19:49

Don't mind suiton, Skye

He's always like that :p

There's a build strike in the shop closeby, but I'm aiming for Zaku Amazing instead.

Aurelis 2013-11-18 19:51

The funny thing is, he could have paid the modeller directly for a commission work at maybe $5,000 for both customized MG Nu Ver Ka and MG Sazabi Ver Ka or one of those G-System resins. I'm all for spending money on quality works but sometimes there's better alternatives. Can't blame the buyer though, did you see the amazing detail of prism effect on the fin funnels? :p

For me personally, the Build Strike and Zaku Amazing didn't really excite me but I've always liked looking at other's completed models.

Skye629 2013-11-18 20:14

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Originally Posted by ZeroXSEED (Post 4913646)
Don't mind suiton, Skye

He's always like that :p

There's a build strike in the shop closeby, but I'm aiming for Zaku Amazing instead.

Dont mind me, its fun to mess with him, heck if he left this place would actually become a bit more dull lol

Im probably gonna get the Zaku Amazing at some point too, but right now I need to save money for Black Friday lol, so I only went with one for the time being xD

Really want the X Maou and Fenice too

Shinobi2013 2013-11-18 23:41

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4913619)
mg > hg
:)

It will be more cool if you have both the MG and HG of the same model more specifically it's a lead unit. That's what I do.

suiton629 2013-11-18 23:42

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Originally Posted by Shinobi2013 (Post 4913851)
It will be more cool if you have both the MG and HG of the same model more specifically it's a lead unit. That's what I do.

I guess there is some value is having the SD, HG, and MG of a lead unit.
But if space and money is a concern, then I just stick with the important MG...or as of late RGs as well.

MG > RG >> HG > SD

That's pretty much how I view it.

Sticking with Age, 00, Seed, Seed Destiny, Wing Endless Waltz ver., X, and G.. I think I'm good the way I buy GunPla.

Beside my collection is actually quite vast as it is.

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So yes. As you can see, there's quite a collection.
Now you tell me. Should I get HGs and SDs too? LOL Wouldn't make sense when I have far superior MGs and RGs.

Even more so since I am hoping we get these MGs

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Shinobi2013 2013-11-19 00:14

Eerr, if you'll use the logic and common sense, the smaller/cheaper HG is even more space and money saver than the bigger/more expensive MG.

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Now you tell me. Should I get HGs and SDs too? LOL Wouldn't make sense when I have far superior MGs and RGs.
Believe it or not, even if I already have the MG Strike Freedom(Bought in new year 2007), I still bought the HG version of Strike Freedom(Bought in Christmas 2010) because I want to own it as well in 1/144 size , that's my reason regardless who is much superior or not.

suiton629 2013-11-19 00:19

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Originally Posted by Shinobi2013 (Post 4913878)
Eerr, if you'll use the logic and common sense, the smaller/cheaper HG is even more space and money saver than the bigger/more expensive MG.

Believe it or not, even if I already have the MG Strike Freedom, I still bought the HG version of Strike Freedom because I want to own it as well in 1/144 size so my reason is that they are in different scale or size.

Should have waited and gotten the RG.


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